Telco manager charged with CBT of RM1.3 million


KUALA LUMPUR: A payment processing manager of a telecommunication company was charged at the Sessions Court here today with two counts of committing criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving almost RM1.3 million two years ago.

Asmira Ariffin, 41, a single mother of five, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial after the charges were read to her before Judge Azman Ahmad.

She was alleged to have committed the offences after failing to deposit into the company’s account the daily payment of RM720,005 and RM570,753 collected from its branch located in a shopping mall in Jalan Imbi here between Aug 18, 2015, and April 21 this year.

The charge under Section 408 of the Penal Code carries a maximum jail term of 14 years, with fine and whipping, if convicted.

The court allowed Asmira bail of RM70,000 in one surety and ordered her to surrender her passport to the court and to report to the nearest police station in the first week every month.

The case will be rementioned on Nov 17.